Defendant Name: Wells Fargo Bank and N.A. Municipal Products Group

Defendant Type: Subsidiary of Public Company
Public Company Parent: Wells Fargo & Co.
SIC Code: 6021
CUSIP: 94974610

Initial Case Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Municipal Products Group
First Document Date 02-Feb-2016
Initial Filing Format Administrative Action
File Number 3-17096
Allegation Type Municipal Securities & Public Pensions

Violations Alleged

Securities Act
Sec 17(a)(2)


First Resolution Date 02-Feb-2016
Headline Total Penalty and Disgorgement

See Related Documents

Related Documents:

2016-18_Wells Fargo 02-Feb-2016 Press Release--Administrative Proceeding
SEC Completes Muni-Underwriter Enforcement Sweep; 72 Firms Charged Since June 2015
On February 2, 2016, the SEC announced "enforcement actions against 14 municipal underwriting firms for violations in municipal bond offerings. The actions conclude charges against underwriters under the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative. In all, 72 underwriters have been charged under the voluntary self-reporting program targeting material misstatements and omissions in municipal bond offering documents".
33-10028 02-Feb-2016 Administrative Proceeding
Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 15B(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order
On February 2, 2016 the SEC instituted settled administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Municipal Products Group. According to the SEC: "This matter involves violations of an antifraud provision of the federal securities laws in connection with Respondent's underwriting of certain municipal securities offerings. Respondent, a registered broker-dealer, conducted inadequate due diligence in certain offerings and as a result, failed to form a reasonable basis for believing the truthfulness of certain material representations in official statements issued in connection with those offerings. This resulted in Respondent offering and selling municipal securities on the basis of materially misleading disclosure documents. As a result of the conduct described herein, Respondent willfully violated Section 17(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The violations discussed in this Order were self-reported by Respondent to the Commission pursuant to the Division of Enforcement's (the 'Division') Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative. Accordingly, this Order and Respondent's Offer are based on the information self-reported by Respondent."
33-10030_Wells Fargo 02-Feb-2016 Administrative Proceeding
Order Under Rules 262(b)(2), 405, 505(b)(2)(iii)(C), 506(d)(2)(ii), and 602(e) of the Securities Act of 1933 Granting Waivers of the Disqualification Provisions of Rules 262(a)(4)(ii), 505(b)(2)(iii), 506(d)(1)(iv), and 602(c)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, and Granting Waivers From Being Ineligible Issuers
According to the SEC: "The Commission has issued separate orders ('MCDC Orders') instituting administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against certain municipal underwriters who participated in the MCDC Initiative (the 'MCDC Underwriters').... The MCDC Orders trigger a number of disqualifications from exemptions under the Securities Act for the MCDC Underwriters, and for certain issuers which have MCDC Underwriters as subsidiaries ('MCDC Issuers').... [T]he Commission has determined that pursuant to Rules 262(b)(2), 505(b)(2)(iii)(C), 506(d)(2)(ii), and 602(e) of the Securities Act and Paragraph (2) of the definition of ineligible issuer in Rule 405 of the Securities Act, the requisite showings of good cause have been made." Accordingly, the SEC granted waivers from the application of the disqualification provisions of Rules 262(a)(4)(ii), 505(b)(2)(iii), 506(d)(1)(iv)(B), and 602(c)(3) of the Securities Act and waivers from being ineligible issuers resulting from entry of the MCDC Orders against the MCDC Underwriters.